Toni Standen, a 29-year-old British woman, now faces a jail sentence for misrepresentation fraud
| 03/12/2020 | ionicons-v5-c09: 54 | Patricia Agüero |
London.- A woman did not tempt her heart to deceive her family and friends by telling them that she had cancer in order to receive financial support to achieve the wedding of her dreams!
This is Toni Standen, a 29-year-old British woman, who admitted that she pretended she had terminal cancer and now faces a jail sentence for fraud.
The ‘Oscar’ deception, as some friends reported, occurred during February 2019 and April 2020.
The woman assured that the cancer had spread to the brain, bones and was everywhere, to make it more real, the woman shaved her head and even gave several interviews to the media where she said she wanted to have the wedding of her dreams before of ‘dying’ with her boyfriend James.
Touched by the young woman’s plight, her friends created a GoFundMe page to raise £ 8,500 (over $ 11,300) for the couple to have the wedding they deserved.
Toni and her boyfriend James, managed to have the wedding of their dreams attended by 150 guests, they even spent their honeymoon in Turkey.
Months later they made another trip to Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Italy.
Toni Standen and her modest husband James on their wedding day. Photo: Mirror
But, despite having had the wedding of her dreams based on deception, Toni continued to maintain the lie and in January said that she had only two months to live and that her organs began to fail.
A post that said « Toni passed away last night, surrounded by friends and family, strong until the end », appeared the following month on her Facebook account, however, it was the same young woman who denied the publication and blamed ‘hackers’ for the message .
The lie was discovered last April when Toni said he had contracted the coronavirus, raising suspicions among his friends.
Two friends decided to question her. One said, « We called her in for a three-way conversation and we recorded it. We asked her directly, ‘Do you really have cancer?’
« She started crying and admitted that it was all lies. We ended the call and called the police immediately, » said one of the friends.
Unemployed Standen pleaded guilty last week to misrepresentation fraud between February 2019 and April 2020.